Variety search for fittest team with Spin 4 Kids charity event

CHALLENGE: PKF financial advisor Chris Davis, left, with colleagues getting ready for Variety Spin 4 Kids on August 4.

CHALLENGE: PKF financial advisor Chris Davis, left, with colleagues getting ready for Variety Spin 4 Kids on August 4.

PKF have thrown down the gauntlet to other Newcastle businesses, declaring they are “the fittest company in town”.

The bold declaration was made by a PKF spokesperson last week after they entered the first team in Variety Spin 4 Kids charity event to be staged outdoors at Honeysuckle on August 4.

The charity event pits teams and individuals against each other over six hours, with the winners determined by the most kilometres covered in that time.

Variety regional director Jason Bourke said there were 60 bikes on offer for teams or individuals.

 “We want to see who is the best emergency services team, fittest bank, insurance company and accountants,” Bourke said.

“It’s also designed for social groups, friends and families.”

The event supports the Variety schools program, which provides cash scholarships of up to $5000 for local children living with disabilities or experiencing financial hardship who are talented athletes and may need a few extra dollars to help further themselves.

Bourke believed its venue of Harbour Square made it the first of its kind.

“It’s based on a very similar event in the United States which runs across 100 cities in the states on the one day,” Bourke said.

“I thought why don’t we bring that event to Newcastle and trial it and if it’s successful then we’ll take it elsewhere, to places like Wollongong and other regional areas.

“It’s unique because it’s the first of its kind held outdoors. There are plenty of spin bike charity events but not outdoors.”

Find out more at www.variety.org.au/nsw/spin4kids.